Expedited Partner Therapy: The Road to Successful Implementation

 



 July 25, 2018 

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm ET


Register

Registration open through 7/20/2018 10:45 PM Central Time (US & Canada)


Overview

Please join HCET for an engaging webinar on expedited partner therapy (EPT). We will explore evidence supporting the efficacy of EPT for gonorrheal and Chlamydial infections, as well as the legal requirements and concerns surrounding EPT. Attendees will leave this webinar with a greater understanding of the structural barriers to providing EPT, and new strategies to address those barriers to availability and successful implementation.


Topics
  • Discuss the evidence supporting the efficacy of expedited partner therapy (EPT) for gonorrhea and Chlamydia.
  • Identify the legal issues surrounding EPT, and how one can provide EPT in a way that is both safe and consistent with legal requirements.
  • Explain the structural barriers to making EPT widely available.
  • Utilize new approaches that have been successful in addressing those structural barriers.

Presenter

 

Dr. Matthew Golden is a professor of medicine in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, and the director of the Public Health – Seattle & King County HIV/STD Program and the UW Public Health Capacity Building Center. Dr. Golden's work integrates public health practice, capacity building and operational research, and includes projects conducted in the United States and in sub-Saharan Africa. Much of his research has focused on evaluating HIV/STD partner services, including expedited partner therapy for bacterial STIs, and efforts to use field outreach services to improve the HIV care continuum.


Registration

Registration for this webinar is free for participants in the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Screening Program and grantees of the ISDH Division of HIV/STD/Viral Hepatitis. Registration for this webinar is also free for organizations who receive funding from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services STD Control Section.

Registration for this webinar is $25 for all other registrants.

 


Audience

Licensed physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses, disease intervention specialists, local health department staff, and other health care professionals.


Nursing Contact Hours

A total of 1.0 nursing contact hours will be available for this event.

 

Health Care Education and Training, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91) (OH-410, 12/1/2018)


Support Provided By

Indiana State Department of Health's STD Prevention Program and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services STD Control Section.


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